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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 30, 1913, Image 2

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He stood respectfully off to see if L:
was going to be successful first be
fore mixing up.
Schartenberg was not successful.
Flannigan beat him up. This seemed
to please the crowd.
"It's comin' to you," said'one man
in the crowd when Schartenberg
yelped for help. "You ain't beatin up
newsboys now. You got a man to
handle. G'wan an' handle him if
you can."
Garfield McEdwards and Charles
Gotthardt, the two Tribune reporters
who refused to testify before the
grand jury in the Annenberg case,
were haled before Judge Adelor Petit
today.
A list of the questions McEdwards
and Gotthardt were asked in the
grand jury room was given Judge
Petit and he will rule later on
whether the reporters should answer
the questions or not.
It is not known why McEdwards
and Gotthardt are so anxious not to
testify before the grand jury. But
McEdwards was one of the Tribune
crowd in Annenberg's car on the
night Annenberg shot Belford and
Gotthardt has been very busy in the
neighborhood of the shooting since
it occurred.
Both McEdwards and Gotthardt
are deeply worried. They are between
the devil and the deep sea. Their
loyalty to the Tribune makes them
averse to testifying, but they may be
beginning to fear that the Tribune is
not powerful enough to allow them
to defy what courts they please.
McEdwards and Gotthardt claim
they should be exempt from testify
ing first because they are reporters,
and as such exempt from most any
thing, and second because they have
talked with the attorneys in the case
and have become the agents of the
attorneys.
Schartenberg's excuse for not tes
tifying when he first appeared before
the grand jury W8S more subtle.
"I didn't think it- was a regular
grand jury," he said later to State's
---"y Hoyne. "I thought it was
just a frame-up to get me to talk.
That's why I lied."
On the second trip to the grand
jury room, late yesterday afternoon,
Schartenberg told the truth to a duly
certified and regular grand jury, the
same, indeed,-which this morning in
dicted Annenberg.
The Tribune apparently foresaw
the return of the indictment against
its chief gunman, whose case it has
made its case.
At any rate, it squealed like it fore
saw the return of the indictment
squealed all the way through one col
umn on the front page and four on
the second, to say nothing of a sixth
on the editorial page.
State's Attorney Hoyne today de
clared that R. R. McCormick lied in
his statement published in the
Tribune and re-published in The
Day Book yesterday.
"When McCormick says that Ed
ward S. Beck, managing editor of
the Tribune, certain other officials
and himself did not meet' in the
Tribune office and discuss the An
nenberg shooting case the Sunday
afternoon after the murder, he is fell
ing an untruth.
"Both McCormick and the other
Tribune officials know that I know all
about that meeting. They know they
were lying when they, said such a
meeting never had been held. They
know the witness who told" me and
the grand jury about the meeting. In
fact, the Tribune no whas that wit
ness shadowed every hour of the day
and night by three persons working
eight-hour shifts."
'There's another thing I want to
say," continued Hoyne. "Persons in
the Maxwell street district where the
shooting occurred have been offered
as high as $200 to testify favorably
to the Tribune.
"I know of one man who was of
fered $500 if he would come to 'the
office.' I presume 'the office' meant
the Tribune building. The witness
did not know. I know of other casei

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